Remember all those times you wished for something different?
You wished your job was different, or your home was different, or you just wished your life in general was different. You didn’t know what you wanted, you only knew that what you had wasn’t working, and wasn’t what you wanted.
I remember those times. In fact, I still fall victim to that way of feeling now and then!
Wishing and feeling like that doesn’t get us where we want to be. Can you guess why?
If you’re thinking it’s because there wasn’t a plan in sight, that’s partially right.
But before that is one really huge step! Continue reading “Clarify – know what you want”
Do you feel like you’re being pulled in too many directions? Or have so much going on that you don’t know how you’re going to get all of it done, let alone done well?
Do you feel like other people have too many demands on you, and on your time?
How often do you put the wants and needs of other people ahead of yours? The things they want you to do, ahead of the things you want to do? Continue reading “Not enough time?”
Years ago, just before I joined the field of coaching, I was working full-time, taking night courses at my local college and online university courses, and volunteering in community groups. Life was busy – way too busy! The courses were geared towards my work in accounting (a career that wasn’t my passion), and although I loved the groups I was involved with, the amount of time I was spending in total was more than I could properly give. Not only was I suffering, so were my kids. We were never home anymore.
Changing careers to start coaching still meant schooling; I wanted to do this properly and be certified as a life coach. As much as I felt drawn to this field naturally, I knew there was still a lot to learn too. But it was different this time. Probably because this time I was learning something I was truly passionate about!
And something shifted – in me. My whole outlook on life was different. I continued with the job I had until I was in a position to leave, but the stress and toxicity of it didn’t have the same effect on me, it was a lot less.
I was moving in another direction and it felt so right!
Something else had to happen though, in order for all of this to work. Continue reading “In my community”
We use lists for pretty much everything. The grocery list. The list of errands. The To-Do list. The various lists used when going on vacation – now that’s a big one, and there would likely be many things forgotten if we didn’t use that one!
Back to school list. Project lists. Honey Do list, aka known as the home repairs list. Christmas shopping list. The list for Santa!
The list of lists is endless. As long as there are things to be done, there will be lists.
My all time favourite time management tool is The List. There’s something about that feeling you get when you can tick an item off or cross it off. A sense of accomplishment. Continue reading “The almighty list”
What is something you want to do but doubt you can?
Think about it for a moment and come up with one thing, the one thing you want to do the most but you don’t think you have what it takes to do it.
Maybe it’s act in community theatre or teach a special interest class. Or maybe it’s run a marathon or maybe you want to build your own house. What’s something you really want to do?
Write it down.
Now write down all the reasons why you think you can’t do it. Nothing fancy, just a bulleted list of all the reasons why, written under that thing you want to do most. Continue reading “I wish I could….”
I can’t stick with a schedule.
I love schedules! I love organization, in fact clutter and operating without direction or a plan just irks me! I love list making, I love crossing things off that list, I love planning, I love goal setting, all of those things! But sticking with a schedule? I fall off the organized people bandwagon time after time.
Does anyone else struggle with this? Continue reading “Procrastination at its finest”